“STUTTERING” JOHN MELENDEZ began with "The Howard Stern Radio Show" as a college intern, but immediately became one of the show's very popular on-air personalities. While gaining national acclaim and recognition for his daring interview style and “no-holds-barred” questions, he started writing for the show as well. He interviewed countless celebrities for the radio show which directly led to him being hired as a field reporter for the nationally syndicated Howard Stern television show. He continued his television work for Stern on the highly-rated Howard Stern E! Television Show. John then went onto become the main announcer and staff writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2004-2009) & a contributor/writer for the second round of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2010-2014) During that time John was the sole writer hired for 2013's "Kareem Abdul Jabbar Roast," hosted by George Lopez. John’s feature film credits include "Howard Stern’s Private Parts," "Dude, Where’s My Car?" and "Osmosis Jones." Television appearances include "I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here," "Celebrity Fear Factor," "Wings," "Baywatch Nights" and the animated series "Tripping the Rift."
In the upcoming 2018 elections for the State of California, John Melendez has thrown his hat in the race for the United States Senator Race and has become a Declared Candidate against incumbent US Senator Dianne Feinstein The Primary Election is being held on June 5, 2018 Stay tuned for more details